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fresh attacks from israel kill four people or we friday's more than ninety palestinians die in air bombardments over all this is lebanon and joins gaza in a rocket attacks on israel for the first time since the offensive started. relations between the u.s. and germany reached a new low as berlin takes out a top cia official in retaliation to the latest spy scandal plus. says it's ready for a cease fire in ukraine's east or a team needs families who've been devastated by the army air raids.
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one pm in moscow thank you for joining us here on r.t. international our top story this hour medics in gaza say four more people have been killed in pre-dawn attacks by israel so far more than ninety palestinians mostly civilians have died and hundreds have been injured in the offensive at least twenty of those who lost their lives are reportedly children. it was. on thursday israel says it had more than one hundred targets in gaza and many of the missiles landed in residential areas causing panic to ripple through the population journalist harry fear met those caught up in the violence as they brace themselves for more air raids. on a visit to gaza's main hospital we met four year old shame mastery she was injured
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in her abdomen she became collateral damage in a drone strike but i has yet. to go went to visit her sister with her parents but on the road they came under missile fire when she tried to avoid one she was hit by a second letter but her mother and brother were killed she and her sister were left in a critical condition this is the day and the girl is still in the good care no one knows if she's going to make it they said i thought of the doctors tell me they've been dealing with the biting shortage of medical supplies in gaza for the last three weeks as a result of the ongoing siege but even civilians that survive the violence suffer the mental effects of living in a war zone our bed lives in a neighborhood of shaker of the one that was targeted last night. by the entrance when the first missile hit the house of the second one soon followed and we carried
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the sleeping children out and run away the children began screaming through fear. it's been a traumatizing couple of days for the civilians of high newness in the south of the gaza strip to during its operation israel says that it's going after hamas militants those that alleges are hamas militants however it's willing to go as far as targeting the home and in this case israel killed six children and two adults when it struck this family home the family didn't have time to. he'd the warning drone missile which arrived four minutes before the main strike. would have been so we were shocked when the meet my brother's house after we hurried house was by the house was a children's playground where most of the heat again israel has made clear that it's not interested in restraining its operation so long as hamas rocket fire continues it's
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a recipe for conflict and inevitable suffering for gaza civilian population. gaza. international calls mounting for israel to show restraint in stop its shelling of gaza the kremlin saying president putin is calling israeli prime minister netanyahu on the phone and urging him to stop civilian bloodshed as soon as possible also the french leader's office so if france were alarmed is worried by the offensive adding the escalation must end in a call to benjamin netanyahu president obama offered to broker a cease fire and halt the violence for its part israel has about to step up attacks on gaza until hamas stops firing rockets into its territory israel already mobilizing twenty thousand troops for a possible ground invasion i.d.f. spokesperson it'll be vice earlier told my colleague unit o'neill why they are pursuing the offensive. this is not an operation in any capacity against the people of gaza this is an operation against hamas against an organization that purposely and specifically uses the civilian population of gaza as human shields the point is
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is that you're defending your people but thankfully no israelis have been killed by hamas rockets in the last number of days but let's just get some more figures because in gaza since two thousand and eight over a sausan civilians were killed and twenty times more than the israeli civilian death toll is israel's reaction to rockets fired by hamas measured unjustified there are four with five million men women and children living in shelters that is something with which we cannot continue and which no other country would accept we make unbounded efforts to protect the civilian population in the gaza strip before any attack is taken against hamas to take measures that no other military or no other country takes in the world which include text messages to people in civilian areas phone calls to their homes to do this because of the end of the day and why because i don't as you say yes margaret but why then is the u.n.
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security general urging israel to show restraint but prime minister netanyahu is vowing to step up the offensive so international colds are simply being ignored aren't they. again i and he calls about international claims really should be directed towards the prime minister at the end of the day as a military been given a very clear mission that mission is to restore quiet to the people that are living in israel and to teach hamas that there is a very very heavy price to pay to committing acts of terror and questions that were guarding these civilian casualties in the gaza strip i believe should also be directed towards the leadership within gaza that actively and purposefully puts its own civilians in in danger. and israeli army says close to five hundred projectiles have come from gaza since tuesday rocket fire from gaza struck a gas station earlier today in the southern israel. the town of the ashdod israeli health officials say three were wounded one of them seriously but it's not just salvos from gaza israel has fired artillery shells into lebanon in retaliation for
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three rocket attacks from the neighboring country earlier on friday public bomb shelters have been set up across israel policy or borders from one of them. this is one of seventy underground shelters in tel aviv for the past few years cities around israel have been preparing shelters like this for precisely the situation they find themselves in today under what could fire from gaza as you can see there are water battles to the left of me there are doctors rooms and toilets above ground is an additional two hundred and forty public shelters in the city now this is for people who are in cause or who are on the streets when the rockets stop firing they wasn't all that was passed in israel twenty three years ago that says that all apartments must be built with one room that doubles up as a safe room but of course you have older buildings that do not have that now or if this comes as the signs on the ground on that a ground offensive is imminent we are hearing reports that the israeli army has ordered gaza residents to evacuate the homes immediately if they live near the
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israel gaza border now this could just be a psychological tactic we could be and find that war is imminent at the same time there is an app that has come out that helps people find the nearest bomb shelter to where they are so it seems as if the clock is ticking closer when this might just be needed to see on television what about civilians in gaza israel doing enough to protect them that's what peter lavelle and gas are talking about in the latest edition of crosstalk being shown here on our t.v. throughout the day. but there is when you when. one innocent people are in harm's way unfortunately regretfully sometimes or heard there and you're reading from the wrong script you're leading from the script from the two thousand and eight to knowing war israel hasn't even gone away actually i do not know this is going to come to you in the house where those that's that's your. script now you're using to human shield script israel has freely admitted it's targeting the homes of
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hamas militants civilian homes that's not legal under international law even if you give a warning even if you tap on the roof how would you like it dan if i tapped on your roof. elations between germany and the us every star lowest point since the run up to the american invasion of iraq in two thousand and three germany kicked out the cia station chief in berlin after officials on mass to allege u.s. spies working in the state security apparatus anger over the snooping is widespread the german interior minister stated the information obtained by spies was laughable but the political damage is already disproportionate and serious a left party member shared outrage saying that the blind trust in the us has taken a knock artie's peter all of our reports from berlin on the rising tensions. sent packing a with a flea in his ear. i just want to say that if you see it was human common sense
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in my opinion spying on allies and friends is a waste of energy. germany has now told the cia contact at the us embassy in berlin to get his things and leave. for the first time after a series of spy scandals this is a strong message from the germans that they've had enough of washington's behavior you know it's been a six of its people are foreign intelligence services isn't something we're taking likely but it took a whole string of and biasing snooping slip ups to get to this stage that paints a picture of an abusive relationship in june of last year it emerged that the u.s. had spied on its european allies prompting this response from the chancellor spying on friends is not acceptable then it was revealed that mrs merkel's private cell phone was bugged by the n.s.a. washington promised not to do it again but refused to sign
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a no spy deal but still wanted to talk trade and rebuilding of trust between the transatlantic partners flash forward to april of this year when germany's request to see the chancellor's n.s.a. file was turned down even then i'm glad merkel was content to stand side by side with the u.s. president as he again spoke of their close friendship but the discovery of two potential double agents in germany and as many weeks and a lack of cooperation from the u.s. with the investigations looks like the final straw and it will be interesting to see what effect the expulsion of the cia official will have on an already strained u.s. german relationship now that berlin has shown its willingness to act peter all of a r.t. germany washington yet to comment on germany's anger the issue was raised at the state department briefing by a spokesperson jen psaki refused to give any information. when you say you have
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seen the gentleman reports or the media reports saying or what would you mean by that are you denying the gentleman allegations about that there was a spy operations going on oh i'm all i meant by it was that we've seen the reports we've read the reports i'm not going to say i don't have a specific comment on it given its purported attack and so you think those reports are true i'm not going to have anything more to add on that front. a former cia officer who worked in germany thinks the expulsion of the top intelligence official sends a dramatic signal to the us spelling the cia chief of station is unprecedented i don't know of a single example of any nato country expelling the cia chief of station and so this is quite a significant move by the germans they're saying no more of this there's no question about it i think this one is different because i think it is it is maybe one or two too far it basically is the germans are saying that we have
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a high tolerance for the united states acting independently in our country but recruiting our government officials and turning them into spies is a step that we can't condone so that's i think it's a serious discussion going on but i think as i said before i think the united states and germany have so much in common politically and every other way that eventually will blow over. russian president vladimir putin called cyber spying against allies over hypocrisy in his latest comments on the unveiling scandal he also said it's a direct violation of state sovereignty and infringement of human rights and privacy the statement made before putin set off on his longest ever trip this time to south america we look at where he's going and why still to come. plus the job is defensive in syria and iraq attracting fresh recruits from western countries as the self-proclaimed islamic state calls on all muslims to join the fight.
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the reading in some cases outside the key was going through this is just another factor which necessitates their disarming disbanding them to bring to justice league members so there was a loser. thanks for staying with us quarter past the hour now ukraine is ready for a ceasefire that's a statement from the country's president expressed in a phone call with the german chancellor but despite reassurances kiev's not targeting civilians residential areas in the resistance hubs of donetsk and lugansk endured more air raids were if a notion i met some of the victims of the military operation in libya. and you day brings most some really to the scene of the guns. this guy who's mother has just been killed when
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a shell landed on her fourth floor balcony it was up to the do to tell her father. you know. this young man was lucky he was through to the hospital with a gunshot wound and thought unlikely to survive can regain consciousness just minutes before we arrived. this could have to subsume if you were to end the sinful bullshit to get a new. business school. my son will go for the other to somebody. they still want to get it. or no way out of the hospital we made him drain who just dropped his wife here this is where she was sitting you can see one bullet here in the water another stuck somewhere inside the metal part and drays still in shock and can't believe
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his wife survived the whole mizen i was in the shop and i heard someone scream lay down on the ground but i yelled that my wife was in the car so i looked out of the window and saw that she wasn't there and heard her knocking on the shop door but i don't overstretch it so do you know it has just moved with his family from the suburbs of logan's into the city itself to skate fighting between anti government forces and the ukrainian army first think it will slow i don't know what to say why are they doing this to us civilians we ask the operation commanders in kiev who are trying to achieve that they were going to the main goal now is to act carefully so civilians won't get hurt well that we don't have any definite numbers of civilian casualties there we only have the numbers of dead and injured fighters of the anti terror operation. the same day he crane's deputy health minister reported four
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hundred seventy eight civilians have died since the beginning of the operation in one pro including seven children but just hours later the ministry denied his statistics without giving a turn to figures we meet with the health minister of the self-proclaimed people's independent republic of the guns. of the aircraft siren starts before we even ask our first question. we have to continue the interview in the basement. of a perhaps an iranian yet i can't give any definite numbers concerning civilian cattle that was there because many people died while we couldn't get to them so i don't have the statistics craning media doesn't say anything about those casualties and so much so they're not allowed to show this or they believe that only terrorists are dying here i ask whether they tell kiev about the civilian casualties. no one requested this information or no one is interested in us that i even have
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statistics on the ukrainian soldiers but they have their own numbers so you know one asks audience about ours the distinction. and when they didn't know exactly how many women to join have been killed the civilian toll this high and it's likely to rise. in eastern ukraine. heavy shelling in a mining area of the levant region not far from the russian border at least four killed after a bus transporting miners to work came under fire locals say a school and kindergarten were also hit. at online for more firsthand accounts of the ongoing violence in eastern ukraine and we have a full time out of the events from the very start also one r.t. dot com imagine yourself in a brightly lit room where you can only see a few deal of light poles that's how astronomers describe our universe afterwards revealed around eighty percent of the light in the space is simply gone read how that's possible. and a mexican mayor marrying
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a princess to bring wealth and prosperity to his town but his plan it wouldn't sound so bad if it weren't for the fact that her majesty is actually that crocodile that he's holding their. right to see. first right. and i would think that your. instrument. the. destination southwest of lattimer putin embarking on his longest foreign tour since settling back to the kremlin in two thousand and twelve before heading to south america the president stressed that dialogue is crucial in today's the globalized world where no state or group of countries can tackle international problems by themselves like sarah shared ski is in the city where putin will lead first how
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that. the sun faded buildings may make a good source picture but they're all part of a sad reality time seems to be standing still here fifty years of sanctions against cuba is having a huge toll on the country's economy want to move forward but in order to do that they need a strong partner and moscow has made no secret it is willing to become one that's why the first stop. longest ever foreign trip to latin american countries starts here. that will rubber stamp an unprecedented agreement who is writing off ninety percent of cuba's debts to the u.s.s.r. that's thirty two billion dollars astronomical money for a country like cuba the remaining ten percent will be reinvested in the social infrastructure projects on the intrigue is what house on the offer in return speculation takes in everything from major oil deals he will potentially has a lot of it but has no money to extract to rebuilding soviet military bases on the island and that's less than one hundred miles from the coast of the united states the next stop is president bush who has been very supportive of moscow in its
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standoff with the west and regrets that trade with russia has not been better the two leaders will aim to increase the annual one point eight billion dollars turnover but its energy deals where both hope to gain a lot of power is provided using russian technology and the new nuclear power plant which will be built by russia a multibillion deal will certainly increase that last but certainly not least is brazil not only will be lucky enough to witness the world cup final from the stands and go through a symbolic handover from brazil to russia he has a lot to discuss with brazil is russia's key trading partner latin america and the two leaders share a common view on u.s. wiretapping scandals president rousseff was one of the world leaders whose phone was hacked by the n.s.a. so a joint information security project will be on the agenda here putin will also meet a dozen latin american presidents in hopes of striking new partnerships in a tool called an eight with a brick summit where the final bricks of a joint bank will be late the new financial body will have one hundred billion dollar budget and could represent a solid attempt by developing economies to become less dependent on the u.s. dollar. reporting from home on
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a. isis which is now calling itself the islamic state is making a fresh military push to seize more territory in syria and iraq jihad its ranks being bolstered by thousands of volunteers many coming from europe a pair of british teenage twin sisters for example have run away from their family home to join a brother who is already with the militants and other muslim brit now fighting in syria has threatened to take over london and hold public executions there some volunteers are returning to the u.k. from the war zone and police have already arrested a pair of young men on terror charges meanwhile one former student from scotland has appeared in an isis recruitment video saying that joining jihad is was the happiest moment of his life across the atlantic in the u.s. a woman was arrested while trying to board a plane to syria police say she was plotting terror attacks while in france authorities claim to have caught an al qaeda recruit who wanted to bomb nuclear power plants and the eiffel tower artie's marina as more. as the french government
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continues to support the syrian opposition and many at home fear the repercussions of the country's meddling in foreign affairs comes back to bite them. we are paying the price for american politicians who want to break the soviet empire and used extremists to do so you know we used to be afraid of the afghans now it is syrian jihadists wilfried of. sudan suck the french public in recent years first there was the case of self-proclaimed this mohamed merah accused of killing seven people in salutes in two thousand and twelve there in this may it's once the nine year old tranche native was arrested for killing four people outside the jewish museum in belgium nineteen the moose left france for syria in two thousand and twelve after allegedly being radicalized behind bars. there are dozens of men like. we've never faced a challenge on this scale the challenge is to prevent french citizens from being
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a radical eyes that home and to keep a closer eye on those who go to fight abroad according to the government here around seven hundred citizens how falso are fights and in syria and that's a situation they're calling a ticking time bomb the radicalization process tends to take place in prisons like this one or online and once they're ready for battle it's really hard to track these people down that's why the government is now focusing on increased surveillance and prison reform. even though the government is introducing as such of measures to combat the radicalization of citizens some remain unconvinced saying the country's security forces are doing a bad job said if. the french government supported the rebel groups in syria the same groups ally themselves sometimes with the hardest groups so there are suspicions the french government is letting its citizens go to syria. to call. the fight against jihadism this holy war in syria and this terrorism i'm not
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credible we don't have any resources now it is almost too late if you want my opinion i think the best solution is to have a change of heart meaning that to our government supports the syrian coalition the door will be open to jihadists. the french government has flatly rejected accusations it could have done more to prevent race that's hacks by its citizens and claim intelligence services are doing their job perfectly but with hundreds of europeans fights in one foreign soil the questions right now are what ideology will they bring back home and who they'd be down fighting during the call survivor porson from paris for its heat. up next how challenging is it being gay in the modern world we bring you the answer in a couple of minutes stay with us in our internet.
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